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Girls Can Do Anything...

Year 9 girls celebrate their mental strength and physical health during Mental Awareness Week.

We Can Do Anything.

Year 9 girls from classes 9J and 9O, led by Amelia Warren (9J) and Miss Russell, have been working very hard on a film to celebrate their strength as confident, independent young women people. They devised all the choreography during their PE lessons, devised and filmed the buzzwords and compiled the finished piece in their own time.

"We made up these dances to show what we can do. We can do anything...!" Amelia Warren












Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

There's a lot of people in the world...approximately 7.4 billion!
No two people are the same, we are all unique...

We should all be able to celebrate our uniqueness! Remembering all the good things that make us who we are, can help us feel better if things go wrong. If you’re not sure about something, you can find an adult who you trust to talk to – it could be someone in your family, a teacher, or someone else in school. 

Mental wellbeing describes your mental state - how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life.

Our mental wellbeing is dynamic. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year.

For lots more information take time to look at these websites:

If you have good mental wellbeing you are able to:

  • feel relatively confident in yourself and have positive self-esteem
  • feel and express a range of emotions
  • build and maintain good relationships with others
  • feel engaged with the world around you
  • live and work productively
  • cope with the stresses of daily life
  • adapt and manage in times of change and uncertainty

Everyday Living

Living with a mental health problem can often have an impact on day to day life, making things that others might not think about a bit more difficult. MIND.ORG put together these tips and guides to help you cope with everyday things like school, click on the words that are relevant to you to find out more...

food and mood 

Explores how your diet can affect your mood, and provides tips for improving your mental wellbeing through healthy eating. Food and Mood


Tips and exercises to help you relax. Relaxation

sleep problems 

Explains insomnia and other sleep problems, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support. Sleep Problems

carers, friends and family - coping and support 

Explains how to cope when supporting someone else, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support. Coping and Support

online safety and support 

Explains how to keep yourself safe and look after your wellbeing when you use the internet for information or support for your mental health. It covers protecting your privacy, how to take relationships offline safely and how to address online bullying and abuse. Online safety


Provides information on mindfulness, how to practice it and how it can help with mental health problems. Mindfulness


Explains what stress is, what might cause it and how it can affect you. Includes information about ways you can help yourself and how to get support. Stress


Explains how to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing, whether you have a diagnosis of a mental health condition or not. Wellbeing

parenting with a mental health problem 

Explains how to cope as parent with a mental health problem, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support. Parenting


Explains loneliness, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support. Loneliness

physical activity, sport and excercise 

Explain why being active is important, the types of activity to consider, how to overcome barriers, planning a safe routine and ideas for staying motivated. Activity

LGBTQ mental health 

Gives information about mental health support for lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender people. LGBTQ

nature and mental health 

Explains the mental health benefits of nature and gives tips and ideas to try. Also provides information on formal ecotherapy programmes, and where to find out more. Nature

workplace and mental health 

Explains how you can be mentally healthy at work, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support. Workplace

student life 

Explains how having a mental health problem can impact upon being a student, and suggests ways of coping and where to go for support. Student Life

Build positive relationships

Connecting with others can help us to feel a greater sense of belonging and can help to challenge feelings of loneliness.

  • Make time for the people you love. Keeping regular contact with friends and family, whether it's face-to-face, on the phone or by text, can strengthen your relationships.
  • Join a group. Think of the things you like to do, such as drawing, gardening or sport and look for local groups. Meeting others with a shared interest can increase your confidence and build your support network.
  • Talk about the way you feel. Opening up to a trusted friend or family member can help you to feel listened to and supported. Just acknowledging your feelings by saying them out loud can help.
  • Use peer support. If you're finding things difficult, talking to people who have similar feelings or experiences can help you to feel accepted. This could be online, such as Mind’s Elefriends community, or at a peer support group.
  • Volunteer at a local school or hospice. Giving your time to those that need it can be extremely fulfilling and can help you to look at things from a different perspective. See the Do It or website for volunteering opportunities in the UK.